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Mizzou Links: Elon comes to Columbia, and football coaches get paid

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Mizzou Hoops plays Elon tonight at Mizzou Arena, Missouri's assistant football coaches are both well-paid and probably due for more money, and both Mizzou Volleyball and Mizzou Gymnastics lose key players to transfer.

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What's On

Not much Mizzou-related! So I'll use that as an excuse to pimp my Bayou Classic piece from a couple of days ago. You want the Southern band in your life. You need the Southern band in your life.

Up next: Elon

I appreciate the rest of college basketball trying to make Mizzou feel better about losing to UMKC -- SEOSU beating Tulsa, Incarnate Word beating Nebraska, NJIT and EMU beating Michigan -- but I'd appreciate it if Mizzou just went ahead and took down Frank Haith's alma mater tonight. (For what it's worth, Ken Pomeroy's projections say Mizzou has an 82% chance of doing just that.)

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Set to Face Elon in Thursday Matchup on SEC Network
The Trib (Courtside View): Frustrating start has Anderson searching for ways to help Tigers improve
The Trib (Courtside View): What to watch for: Elon
Post-Dispatch: MU coach Anderson seeks offensive spark
The Missourian: Elon men's basketball is next mid-major coming to Missouri

The recruiting links are flowing

PowerMizzou: 2015 Hot Board: Defense
PowerMizzou: Davis twins confirm date for Missouri visit
PowerMizzou: Howard shocked by Andersen departure

And if you're more into basketball recruiting...

Salaries

It requires 20-hour days and ridiculous scrutiny, but ... damn, high-level college football coaches get paid. These salaries are actually a bit of a bargain...

SEC honors

The Trib (Behind the Stripes): Pinkel named SEC Coach of the Year by the league's coaches
Post-Dispatch: SEC peers vote Pinkel league's coach of the year
The Missourian: Gary Pinkel named top football coach by SEC peers

An odd day for the Mizzou women

Hopefully there aren't many days like this: Mizzou Volleyball announced that setter Loxley Keala is transferring, and Mizzou Gymnastics confirmed that its best overall performer, Rachel Updike, left the team a while back.

Keala
The Trib: MU volleyball team's setter Keala to transfer
The Missourian: Missouri volleyball's Loxley Keala will transfer

Updike
The Trib: Former MU All-American gymnast Rachel Updike leaves team

But on the bright side...

Kan
The Trib: MU's Kan earns all-region selection

Swimming & Diving
MUTIGERS.COM: Sweeney Combines Passion with Positivity to Build Successful Program